Mount Jefferson (Nevada)

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Mount Jefferson
Cliffs on the east flanks of Mt. Jefferson
Elevation 11,949 ft (3,642 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 5,861 ft (1,786 m)[2]
Listing Ultra
Nevada County High Points[2]
Mount Jefferson is located in Nevada
Mount Jefferson
Mount Jefferson
Location Nye County, Nevada, U.S.
Range Toquima Range
Coordinates 38°45′07″N 116°55′36″W / 38.751965453°N 116.926777789°W / 38.751965453; -116.926777789Coordinates: 38°45′07″N 116°55′36″W / 38.751965453°N 116.926777789°W / 38.751965453; -116.926777789[1]
Topo map USGS Mount Jefferson
Easiest route Northwest ridge: Hike

Mount Jefferson is the high point of the Toquima Range in north-central Nye County, in central Nevada in the western United States. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) north of the town of Tonopah, near the smaller towns of Carvers and Round Mountain. Three distinct summits are located on a broad area of subalpine tundra: North Summit rises to 11,820 feet (3,603 m),[3] Middle Summit to 11,692 feet (3,564 m),[4] and South Summit to 11,949 feet (3,642 m).[1] During the Pleistocene, alpine glaciers eroded several cirques east of the summit plateau. Mount Jefferson is within the Alta Toquima Wilderness of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

View of Mount Jefferson from SR 376 near Round Mountain

As the high point of a range which is well separated from other ranges by low basins, Mount Jefferson has a high topographic prominence of 5,861 feet (1,786 m). This is the third greatest prominence in Nevada (after Charleston Peak and Wheeler Peak).[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Jeff". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Jefferson, Nevada". Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Mount Jefferson-North Summit, Nevada". Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Mount Jefferson-Middle Summit, Nevada". Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Most Prominent Peaks in Nevada Counties". Retrieved 2014-01-27. 

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